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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

A fairy tale podcast for kids about real life extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode explores the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. And now, all your favorite episodes of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls have a new home! Download the Rebel Girls app - available FREE in the app store - and listen to the Rebel adventures you know and love ...more

Episodes

  • Greta Thunberg Read by Jameela Jamil

    Sep 22 2022

    Climate activist Greta Thunberg found strength in talking about how global warming affects kids and grownups alike, and how together we can make a positive impact on the world we live in. This story is read by actress and writer Jameela Jamil.You can find Greta in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold t...more

  • Koffee: Reggae Riddims and Flows

    Sep 20 2022

    Jamaican singer-songwriter Koffee is taking the world of reggae by storm. With her electric beats and fluid lyrics Koffee became the first woman and youngest person to ever win the award for Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards.You can find Koffee in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn abou...more

  • Isabella Springmuhl Read by Jamie Brewer

    Sep 15 2022

    Isabella knew she was different. She had a magic that glowed from within and a dream to show she could do anything she set her mind to. With her creativity and eye for fashion she showed the world her vision for a different type of catwalk.You can find Isabella in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold t...more

  • Mari Copeny: Water for Flint

    Sep 13 2022

    Mari Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint,” wanted to help her city get clean water. At just 8 years old, she wrote a letter to President Obama to tell him about the water crisis in her city. Then, her brave voice made a big impact.You can find Mari in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn ...more

  • Bindi Irwin Read by Jacqueline Green

    Sep 08 2022

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived in a zoo and took care of animals like lizards, snakes, and anteaters every day. A girl who would one day share her love of protecting animals with the WHOLE world! Her name is Bindi Irwin.You can find Bindi in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to learn a...more

  • Taylor Swift: Dreaming in Lyrics

    Sep 06 2022

    Pop star Taylor Swift has become famous for her powerful country and pop music beats. But her genius goes beyond the stage: since day one, Taylor's been challenging bullies and the music industry and changing the music world for the better.You can find Taylor in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are sold to ...more

  • Rayssa Leal Narrated by Maya Gabeira

    Sep 01 2022

    7 year-old Brazilian Rayssa Leal couldn't believe it when her skateboarding video went viral. With time, she became an X-Games star and won silver at the 2020 Olympics! Now, Rayssa continues to master new skills, inspiring young skaters everywhere.You can find Rayssa in the new book Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers! We're celebrating all September long with two special Changemakers podcast episodes each week. Preorder Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers wherever books are ...more

  • A New Home For Rebel Girls!

    Nov 12 2021

    Hey Rebels! On November 12th all your favorite episodes of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls will have a new home! Download the Rebel Girls app - available now in the app store - and listen to the Rebel adventures you know and love plus all NEW content like sleepy stories and audio activities. Find it here https://go.rebelgirls.com/dream-on.The Rebel Girls app - every Rebel's new favorite destination!

  • Naomi Osaka Read by Megalyn Echikunwoke

    Oct 05 2021

    Once upon a time, there was a girl from Japan with arms so strong she could serve a tennis ball at more than 120 miles per hour. Her name is Naomi Osaka - a powerful professional tennis player who has taken the sport by storm and has become an advocate for mental health. Naomi has been ranked No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles.About the NarratorMegalyn Echikunwoke is an actor, writer singer and dancer. Discovered at a high sch...more

  • Rigoberta MenchĂş Read By Rebeca Lane

    Aug 18 2021

    Rigoberta MenchĂş Tum is an Indigenous Mayan human rights activist from Guatemala who grew up in the depths of poverty and in a country ravaged by a decades-long civil war. Despite the many challenges she faced, including the tragic loss of her parents to government-sponsored violence, Rigoberta never gave up on her ideals and always fought for freedom and justice. Her bravery and outspoken activism for the rights of Indigenous, poor, and marginalized peoples led to her receiving the Nobel Peace ...more

  • Frida Kahlo Read By Pamela Adlon

    Jun 22 2021

    (This episode originally aired 6/25/2018) Once upon a time, in a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City, there was a girl who lived in a blue house. Her name was Frida. From the outside, Frida's blue house was a common stucco building, with bright blue walls, tall windows, and green shutters. But past the entrance, a world of wonder awaited.THE HOSTPamela Fionna Adlon is an EMMY Award Winning American actress, voice actress, screenwriter, producer, and director. Pamela Adlon lent her voice t...more

  • Ruby Bridges Read by Marley Dias

    Feb 16 2021

    In this episode we meet Ruby Bridges, who, as a very young child desegregated a public elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana. That means she was the first Black student ever to go to that school. Ruby’s bravery in the face of immense bigotry helped further the cause of equal access to education! Her story is brought to us by Marley Dias, the amazing founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks and author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! About the NarratorMarley Dias is the 15-year-old founde...more

  • Kamala Harris Read by Ilana Glazer

    Jan 19 2021

    Once upon a time, in Berkeley, California, there was a girl, who would shatter glass ceilings. Her name is Kamala Harris. Kamala is the daughter of immigrant parents from Jamaica and India who both became PhDs and taught their daughter about the importance of her heritage and her voice. Kamala would grow up and forge her own path - from the halls of her Historically Black College to the halls of congress and then onto the second highest office in the land.About the NarratorActor and comedian Ila...more

  • Lorella Praeli Read By Diane Guerrero

    Dec 09 2020

    Born in Peru, Lorella Praeli became an activist at a young age when she stood up to middle school bullies in her small Connecticut town and, in college, came out as an undocumented immigrant. Within a few years, she became known as one of the foremost and fiercest youth advocates working to pass the DREAM Act, which would offer protections for undocumented youth. Though she became an American citizen in 2015, today, Lorella continues to fight for change and build power among immigrants in the U....more

  • Ruth Bader Ginsberg Read by Priscilla Chan

    Sep 22 2020

    The world lost a mighty voice on Friday, September 18th. On this episode we celebrate the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.Though she seemed quiet and shy, Ruth was brilliant with a quick mind and a big heart. When Ruth learned about lawyers who worked to ensure people were treated fairly, she dreamed of becoming one. She was determined to make the world a more equal place for women, men, immigrants, and people of color. And she did just that, first as a lawyer, and t...more

  • Sandra Cauffman: Sandra and The Stars

    Sep 08 2020

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who dreamed of going to the moon. Her name is Sandra Cauffman, and today she is an electrical engineer who works at NASA. On a summer night in Costa Rica, Sandra watched the first moon landing on her neighbor's TV. After seeing Neil Armstrong’s boot touch the moon’s surface, she knew then, that she wanted to be part of the adventure!This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls, based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers ...more

  • Celia Cruz Read by Justina Machado

    Jun 17 2020

    Once upon a time, a girl learned to sing before she could talk. Her name was Celia. She began singing to her siblings and cousins at bedtime, but a voice like that needed to be shared. Everywhere she went, she sang. She sang when she was in pain and she sang when she felt incredible joy—shouting an exuberant “¡Azúcar!” to her adoring fans. In glittering gowns and extravagant, ruffled ensembles, Celia filled the airwaves with her unique sound. Her talent earned her the name “The Queen of Salsa” a...more

  • Alicia Alonso Read by Yuan Yuan Tan

    May 19 2020

    Once upon a time, there was a Cuban ballerina who was blind. Her name was Alicia.As a little girl, Alicia was a naturally talented dancer. She spent her days filled with hours and hours of practice. She became one of the best dancers in the world. Then when she was 19, a medical condition caused her to lose her ability to see but that did not stop Alicia. She continued to dance and choreograph. She even started her own dance company which became the National Dance Company of Cuba.About the Narra...more